Earlier this year, we met the folks at the Application Developers Alliance, and we were immediately stoked about their mission:

We are a non-profit industry group founded to serve developers, the people who power and expand the world through software. We work to ensure that developers have the tools, network, and policy environment they need to innovate. We champion the work that developers do through every channel open to us.

So stoked, we were, that we decided to partner up with them and do our part to help them achieve this goal, by offering our services to their members at a discounted price.

It should come as no surprise that we’re super excited to welcome them to our home town of Boulder, CO, next week! Here’s your chance to learn more about their organization, engage in an important discussion around privacy policies (specifically relevant to developers) and enjoy a few free beverages over happy hour. See below for more details:

WHAT:  Happy Hour and Open Discussion – How are privacy policies going to impact developers’ work? What can you do influence the debate? There’s no charge, but you must REGISTER to reserve a spot.

WHO: Leading the discussion — Tim Sparapani, Sr. Advisor for Policy and Law, Application Developers Alliance; Julie Brill, FTC Commissioner; Jason Haislmaier, Partner, Bryan Cave HRO; Colin O’Malley, Chief Strategy Officer, Evidon; Scott Peppet, Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado at Boulder; Nicole Glaros, Managing Director, TechStars; and Tracy Gray, Partner, Holland & Hart

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 2nd – 4:00-6:30pm

WHERE: Silicon Flatirons – University of Colorado, Wolf Law Building, 2450 Kittredge Loop Road, Boulder, CO 80309

WHY:  Developers are in the crosshairs of a nationwide explosion of lawmaking. Legislators and regulators are making decisions about software privacy that will make your work more difficult, and this is your opportunity to make your voice heard. Anyone who writes software — no matter the language or platform — must understand the issues and take the lead in the discussion to ensure privacy protections are effective but do not impede growth in the business of creating software.

That’s why we’re bringing the privacy conversation to developers in cities across the U.S. The series will include conversations guided by discussion leaders to help developers better understand the changing privacy landscape and give them a voice in the dialogue. This isn’t a heavy event, it’s a conversation led by and for developers which is why we’re also providing a fully stocked happy hour. Because we know even the biggest challenges can be solved over a few beers (just not too many).  REGISTER NOW

At SendGrid, we do as much as possible to help developers worry less about all the BS and spend more time doing what they love – building stuff and solving problems! However, we also recognize and appreciate the fact that everyone must be well informed about the issues at hand and participate in the important conversations. That’s why we strongly encourage the Colorado software community to be part of this discussion.

See you there!

Director, Developer Relations at @SendGrid. Passionate about bringing people together around things they love. I tweet at @TimFalls.